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MSNBC
Jan 25, 2010 9:00pm EST
had been living in exile, a man named hamid karzai to turn the pashtuns against the taliban and, two, beat the taliban in kandahar in their home base. did i mention we're only talking about 11 guys here? they are operational detachment alpha 574. these 11 green berets, 11 men did something in 2001 that tens of thousands of americans are trying to redo nine years later in 2010. their story and their success is told through first-hand accounts by these green berets and with the agreement of the families of those who did not survive in a remarkable new book called "the only thing worth dying for, how 11 green berets forged a new afghanistan." earlier i sat down with the author and the army major who led this team of 11 green berets on this incredible mission. thank you for being here. major, let me start with you. the taliban stronghold of kandahar, the only thing that most americans knew about afghanistan at the time that you were there. what was the plan to beat them there and what eventually worked? snchts >> we worked with karzai to develop a plan to rally the pashtun tribal belt ag
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2010 9:00pm EST
president hamid karzai was swearing in his cabinet this morning, insurgents staged the biggest assault on the capital city of kabul since october. an iranian press tv crew was right there right before an explosion went off. the press tv correspondent who you saw at the beginning of that clip was injured in that blast and was taken to the hospital. the reason the camera was already rolling when that explosion went off is because that bomb went off midway through the attack. a suicide bomber first blew himself up outside the central bank. the central bank is on the same traffic circle as hamid karzai's presidential palace. this was in effect the equivalent of a suicide bomber hitting lafayette park right across the street from the white house or even the u.s. treasury building right next door. after the initial suicide bombing, gunmen stormed into and took up positions in nearby buildings. then in the middle of that fight, another suicide bombing which you just saw. the driver was in a vehicle that was marked as an ambulance. all the battles raged in the center of downtown kabul for five ho
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